School Might be the Ultimate Lineman’s Tool

Arkansas State University-Newport (ASUN) and the electric cooperatives of Arkansas have teamed up to offer linemen—and potential linemen—the chance to become certified.

Mobile Resource Management Solutions Streamline FLEET Operations

Utility companies have some of the most complex fleet management and field force deployment requirements of any business.

Reducing Power Interruptions with Overhead Equipment Surveys

Power interruptions cost U.S. utility customers some $80 billion annually and nearly a third are caused by equipment failure, a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) study, “Understanding the Cost of Power Interruptions to U.S. Electricity Consumers,” found.

AMI Gets Fast Start, Still Many Lengths to Finish Race

Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) describes the melding of smart grid, two-way technology and the standard meter that’s been around since electrification began.

Update on Large AMI Projects

Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is headed for mass deployment in the United States.

Assante talks CIP as Deadline Looms

The North American Electric Reliability Corp.’s (NERC) critical infrastructure protection (CIP) standards deadline is on the horizon.

A Portrait in Five Case Studies: Remote Setpoint Changes at KCP&L

Traditional distribution automation (DA) projects have focused on limited remote control operating commands, data acquisition and alarm point monitoring.

AVL Drives New Paths

A demonstration on automated vehicle locating (AVL) is reminiscent of classic video game technology: Little trucks and vans in various tints and tones blipping by on an abstracted, colorful map.

Creating a New Customer Experience

I just attended CS Week Conference 33 in Washington, D.C., where I heard a lot about connecting and communicating with customers.

Energy Independence and Our Aging Infrastructure

It is well-documented that the U.S T&D system is aging and becoming less-stable.